Not So Sweet
Living with Diabetes
From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
hosted by David Suzuki, PhD
Exciting approaches to the control and prevention of diabetes are explored in this documentary from Canada, along with some astonishing stories of individuals who have overcome great obstacles to live relatively normal lives with diabetes.
Noting that the incidence and death rates from diabetes in native American communities are as much as three to four times those in the general population, the program also travels to Canada's Aboriginal Wellness Centre. Combining conventional western medicine with traditional native healing approaches, the Centre offers a unique approach to diabetes education.
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"This video can be enthusiastically recommended for general adult audiences. In an engaging, thought-provoking and sometimes heart-rending way, it is just what the doctor ordered." MC Journal
"Provides insights into how various individuals cope with diabetes and enjoy life despite the devastating effect the condition has had on them. I recommend the film to anyone who would like to obtain basic information about diabetes mellitus, how it can affect one's life, and how to cope with the disease." Science Books & Films
Awards & Conference Screenings
Gold Medal, Worldfest Flagstaff
Silver, National Health Information Awards
Bronze, Health Sciences Communications Assn.
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